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Lowndes Roundup: New Hope starts fresh, West Lowndes faces Caledonia  The Commercial Dispatch

The contents of this article have been modified since its original posting. Wade Tackett has wiped the slate clean. The New Hope High School first-year head ...



New Hope targets Simmons' Tackett as new football coach  The Commercial Dispatch

Wade Tackett is in line to be the next football coach at New Hope High School. Hollandale School District Superintendent Mario Willis confirmed to The Dispatch ...



Defense shines, offense stalls for New Hope  The Commercial Dispatch

Down 2-0 at halftime, the New Hope High School football team's defense had stuffed three Forest drives inside the Trojans' 25-yard line. The break was a ...



Stillman will lead defense in return to New Hope  The Commercial Dispatch

Seth Stillman hasn't changed a lot in nine years. Instead of a sporting a crew cut when he played, Stillman apparently has shaved his head. He also looks close ...



Kelly, Tackett have Caledonia, New Hope going in right directions  The Commercial Dispatch

Give Michael Kelly and Wade Tackett time. In an age when impatience seems to be on the rise, the Caledonia and New Hope High School first-year head ...



New Hope builds lead, holds on to beat Kosciusko  The Commercial Dispatch

Some of Nick Sims' teammates were busy running circle-like patterns in left field. It was understandable why some of the members of the New Hope High School ...



New Hope's Stevenson signs with Southern Miss  The Commercial Dispatch

Domination just might be a trigger word for Tyler Stevenson. Drew McBrayer didn't know it when he told his then-rising senior guard/forward to "dominate" at a ...



Miller, Trojans use ground game to earn first win  The Commercial Dispatch

Braylen Miller was hungry. The New Hope High School junior wasn't alone. After eight games, Miller and his teammates were starving for a victory to end a ...



Tackett 'intrigued' by potential of New Hope football  The Commercial Dispatch

Wade Tackett sees the potential at New Hope High School. Tackett knows about the community's support of its sports programs from his years as a coach at ...



FBI, Homeland Security respond to threat made against a Mississippi school. So did parents.  The Sun Herald

A violent threat made against a North Mississippi school caused hundreds of parents to keep their children home on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.



Pounders plays integral role in Trojans' push to title  The Commercial Dispatch

New Hope High School senior Drew Pounders didn't want to think the bad thoughts. However, they kept popping in his head. "When you are hurt, you can't help ...



Talley, Trojans building tennis program at New Hope  The Commercial Dispatch

Daniel Talley has plenty of reasons to smile. Five years ago, Talley took over as New Hope High School tennis coach with little fanfare. Talley's decision to lead ...



New Hope forces third game against Mooreville  The Commercial Dispatch

When the final out was recorded at Trojan Field Friday night, the New Hope High School baseball team would gladly have accepted a do-over. Instead, the ...



New Hope hires Tackett as new head football coach  WTVA

NEW HOPE, Miss. (WTVA) - New Hope High School has hired Wade Tackett as its new head football coach. Tackett spent last season as the head coach at ...



Pickle leaves New Hope football program  The Commercial Dispatch

Kris Pickle has had plenty of opportunities as a teacher and as a coach. A chance to spend more time with his family and with his kids was too much to pass up.



New Hope beats Leake Central to win Region 4-4A title  The Commercial Dispatch

MACON -- Kyree Fields took flight to provide the spark. Tyler Stevenson followed by taking his game to another level to help push the New Hope High School ...



Caledonia, New Hope volleyball teams will Dig Pink again  The Commercial Dispatch

CALEDONIA -- Allison Woolbright is ready to unleash a wave of pink in the New Hope High School's new gymnasium. At 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Caledonia and ...



Bomb threat at New Hope High School  The Commercial Dispatch

About 2,500 Lowndes County School District elementary, middle and high school students were evacuated from their schools, after a teacher within the district ...



New Hope's Tackett sees progress despite winless start  The Commercial Dispatch

Wade Tackett has seen the progress in four months. But Tackett has been coaching long enough to know an 0-5 start to a season casts a gloomy shadow over ...



New Hope's Stevenson commits to Southern Mississippi  The Commercial Dispatch

When New Hope High School boys basketball coach Drew McBrayer sat Tyler Stevenson down for a visit back in the fall, the meeting served two purposes.



New Hope's Melton signs with Northeast Mississippi C.C.  The Commercial Dispatch

Have glove will travel. In Alex Melton's case, two gloves will do just fine, even though she is apt to move from catcher to pitcher to infield to outfield in the same ...



New Hope High School grieves loss of student  WTVA

New Hope High school is grieving after loosing one of their students in a car accident over the weekend.



Social Media Threat Lead To Hundreds Of Absences  WCBI

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A social media threat leaves many New Hope School parents and students on edge on Monday, fearing for their safety.



Nagy announces this will be her final year at New Hope  The Commercial Dispatch

Mary Nagy taught hundreds of students the meaning of the word synonym in her time as an elementary school teacher at New Hope School. In moving from the ...



New Hope boys use defense to beat Oxford  The Commercial Dispatch

New Hope High School junior center Andrew Junkin admits the thought occurred to him in the second half of the Mississippi High School Activities Association ...



New Hope season ends in Class 4A semifinal round  The Commercial Dispatch

JACKSON -- The message was simple. Tyler Stevenson didn't raise his voice or stomp his foot on the floor. Instead, he looked at teammate Andrew Junkin with ...



New Hope baseball set for North State title series  The Commercial Dispatch

There have been times this season when the New Hope High School baseball team has been its worst enemy. New Hope coach Lee Boyd admits his team has ...



Pickle, New Hope looking forward to challenge of Class 4A  The Commercial Dispatch

Change is usually unavoidable in coaching. Kris Pickle has encountered plenty of it entering his fourth year as football coach at New Hope High School. The last ...



Lowndes Co. schools construction projects on schedule  The Commercial Dispatch

Multiple Lowndes County School District capital improvement projects -- funded by a voter approved $44 million bond issue in May -- are underway and on ...



Patriots show 'family' bonds on, off field  The Commercial Dispatch

If the Heritage Academy football team has anything to say about it, disco just might make a comeback in the Golden Triangle. This season, visitors to C.L. ...



NHHS' Thomas finds right fit at EMCC  The Commercial Dispatch

Terryonte Thomas looked long and hard to find coaches and a school that made him feel like a priority. That search often can be difficult for high school ...



New Hope kids take robot to world competition  The Commercial Dispatch

A team from New Hope is three days into an international competition in Louisville, Kentucky, where a robot they built is competing against other robots from ...



Hosemann to visit Lowndes County on Voter Registration Day  The Commercial Dispatch

In June, just 13.5 percent of registered voters went to the polls in the primary elections, and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann seems to have taken it ...



New Hope's Crosson signs with Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.  The Commercial Dispatch

Jake Crosson wanted to find the right place to continue to grow his golf game. Already one of the top high-school age players in the state of Mississippi, Crosson ...



Former baseball star sentenced to five years  Daily Times Leader

A 39-year-old Lowndes County man who once had a promising future as a major league baseball player and baseball coach is led to jail to serve a five-year ...



New Hope baseball beats Germantown in Game 3  The Commercial Dispatch

MADISON -- It's all about survive and advance in the playoffs. The New Hope High School baseball team needed to score two runs in the sixth and seventh ...



New Hope High's Stevens, Lane sign with colleges  The Commercial Dispatch

Black and gold are perfect colors for Thomas Stevens. Prior to Wednesday, the colors were solely dedicated to the New Hope High School uniforms Stevens ...



Robotics is a 'learning process'  The Commercial Dispatch

Arianna and Trinity Rosales stood at the ready Saturday, controllers in hand and waiting for their match to begin. The sisters weren't playing video games.



Area students check out college options  The Commercial Dispatch

Judd Williams has been all over eastern Mississippi talking to high school seniors at college fairs about admission at Mississippi State University. But he said ...



Simmons football coach steps down - ddtonline.com: Online Features  Delta Democrat Times

HOLLANDALE — The defending Class 1A state champions will have a new coach for the second-straight season.



Area districts all show gains in accountability ratings  The Commercial Dispatch

Editor's Note: The Mississippi Department of Education posted a notice on its website on Thursday indicating these accountability ratings are not official because ...



New Hope looks to use youth as advantage on volleyball court  The Commercial Dispatch

Allison Woolbright isn't going to allow youth to be an impediment for the New Hope High School volleyball team. Entering her second year as coach, Woolbright ...



Columbus sweeps New Hope in basketball doubleheader  The Commercial Dispatch

Admiral Ackbar should have warned the New Hope High School boys basketball team what was coming against the Columbus High Falcons on Saturday night.



'We're close': LCSD officials tour new tech center  The Commercial Dispatch

On the morning of Aug. 27, 2013, one thought dominated the mind of Lowndes County School District Superintendent Lynn Wright. "We're close," he thought as ...



New Hope student killed in car accident laid to rest  WTVA

Emotional day for family and friends of Antaves Petty.



'Electronics bundled with love': MSU professor, New Hope Elementary students design robotic animals to help with therapy  The Commercial Dispatch

Mississippi State University Associate Professor Cindy Bethel and New Hope Elementary teacher Jennifer Caldwell hope to soon set up a play date for two ...



Sentencing delayed for former Starkville Academy coach  Starkville Daily News

The former Starkville Academy baseball coach whose criminal trail has taken him through Clay County gets another brief chance when prosecutor agrees to ...



New Hope's Speed signs with Itawamba C.C.  The Commercial Dispatch

Kelsi Speed's first routines were for reserved for family members. Working with cousins Alexis and Madelyn Mason, Speed choreographed dance moves to be ...



MSMS faculty ranked top in nation for 2nd year in a row  The Commercial Dispatch

This year, as it does each year, the Mississippi School for Math and Science appears prominently on the list of the top high schools in the nation. According to ...



New Hope softball opens playoff series with win over Pontotoc  The Commercial Dispatch

Nothing worked for Kenzie Ray. Facing a pitching machine that was peppering softballs on the outside part of home plate, Ray couldn't connect Monday in ...



Begley will look to sophomores to lead EMCC men  The Commercial Dispatch

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College men's basketball coach Billy Begley has seen both ends of the spectrum. Begley has watched teams with ...



New Hope reaches out to Oak Hill in its time of grief  The Commercial Dispatch

Cathy Davis is in her 30th year in education and her third year as headmaster at Oak Hill Academy in West Point, but she has never had a first day of school like ...



New Hope putting pieces together on offense  The Commercial Dispatch

Kris Pickle has a picture in his head that is going to take time to develop. The New Hope High School football coach doesn't have all of the pieces to the puzzle ...



Report: Sentencing delayed for former Starkville Academy coach  WTVA

A judge will sentence a former Starkville Academy baseball coach at a later date as he persues a workman's compensation case against the Texas Rangers.



New Hope, Caledonia split soccer matches  The Commercial Dispatch

CALEDONIA -- New Hope High School forward Jake Crosson didn't call "bar" when he launched a corner kick in the 22nd minute of his team's derby match ...



New Hope High's Abrams signs with Northeast Mississippi C.C.  The Commercial Dispatch

Chad Brown couldn't help but smile prior to the start of the season. The New Hope High School girls basketball coach liked his team's chances for the 2016-17 ...



New Hope teen indicted for aggravated DUI in 2016 wreck  The Commercial Dispatch

The driver in a wreck that sent three New Hope High School students to the hospital last October has been indicted on three counts of aggravated DUI.



Holman leaving New Hope for North Pike High  The Commercial Dispatch

Laura Lee Holman has a new challenge. The fact that it will take her four hours away from New Hope High School, where she played for state titles and led ...



One killed, 4 in hospital after Saturday night wreck  The Commercial Dispatch

A fatal wreck on Highway 82 West claimed the life of a New Hope High School student on Saturday night. Antaves Rotalren Petty, 16, died at the scene of the ...



New Hope's Tate Jr. signs with Memphis  The Commercial Dispatch

Jeremy Tate Jr. looked the part. With the help of his father, Jeremy Tate Sr., the New Hope High School senior was color-coordinated Wednesday morning with a ...



New Hope student's wrongful arrest lawsuit moves forward  The Commercial Dispatch

Federal judge Debra Brown on Tuesday denied the motion to dismiss a civil lawsuit for wrongful imprisonment against a Lowndes County Justice Court judge ...



New Hope native escorts Pence on Army flight  The Commercial Dispatch

Being a crew chief on a military helicopter is not always the most glamorous job, Army Spc. Taylor Davis admits. "It's a tough, dirty, exhausting job," he said.



Father of woman charged with providing New Hope teen alcohol speaks out  The Commercial Dispatch

The father of a woman accused of providing alcohol to one of four New Hope teenagers injured in an automobile accident said his daughter only gave one of the ...



Branch new MA baseball coach  South Reporter

Bruce Branch is ready to put his stamp on the Marshall Academy baseball program.



Beard leaving New Hope High to take job at Tupelo High  The Commercial Dispatch

Tabitha Beard doesn't know how many tears she cried in the past few weeks trying to figure out how to wrestle with a legacy. When you play for and then follow a ...



A 'sweet soul' lost in a 'dark world': Friends remember Drew Johnson for his kindness, pitching acumen  The Commercial Dispatch

Chris Wright and his friend Drew Johnson were at a local fair in 2001 when they approached one of the games where players threw balls trying to knock over ...



Former New Hope student sues county over wrongful sex crime arrest  The Commercial Dispatch

Lowndes County is facing a federal lawsuit stemming from an alleged wrongful arrest in 2015. Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested Javonte Ellis, then a ...



New Hope woman charged with statutory rape  The Commercial Dispatch

A 24-year-old New Hope woman has been charged with the statutory rape of a 14-year-old boy in Lowndes County. Kimberly Smith, who was described by ...



SHS volleyball players kneel for anthem at New Hope  The Commercial Dispatch

Area school districts are grappling with how to deal with student protests of the national anthem after members of the Starkville High School volleyball team knelt ...



Two sheriff's deputies shot in New Hope  The Commercial Dispatch

The contents of this article have been modified since its original posting. Two deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department were shot and another ...



CHS softball player dies, another injured in Sunday vehicle crash  The Commercial Dispatch

Dozens of pink and black balloons dotted the sky over the Columbus High School softball field this morning, as students reflected on the shocking loss of a ...



Oregon's Sanders taken in NPF draft  The Commercial Dispatch

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Chicago Bandits used the 21st overall pick Monday night to select Oregon senior shortstop DJ Sanders in the National Pro Fastpitch ...



Car accident in Lowndes County claims life of teenager  WTVA

The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal accident in Lowndes County Saturday night.



A community coming together: Local efforts raise money for New Hope teens injured in wreck  The Commercial Dispatch

The week after four New Hope teenagers were hospitalized following a car accident on Highway 82, New Hope High School junior Alex Melton started planning ...



Students accused of statutory rape  The Commercial Dispatch

Three New Hope High School students have been charged with statutory rape in a case involving at least two alleged victims. Javonte Lashad Ellis, 17, of 269 ...



Report: Nearly all CMSD SPED students underserved  The Commercial Dispatch

A Mississippi Department of Education investigation into Columbus Municipal School District's special education programs decisively found the district is failing ...



New Hope High's Bell signs with Northeast Mississippi C.C.  The Commercial Dispatch

JaQuante Bell is excited about the next step. It doesn't bother the New Hope High School senior that he likely is going to have to change a few things, but that is ...



Two more CMSD schools fall to F rating  The Commercial Dispatch

The Mississippi Department of Education released its school district accountability grades Thursday, revealing a mixed bag of results in the Golden Triangle.



Chamber hosts education awards  The Commercial Dispatch

Cheyanne Allred was shocked to hear her name called. Allred, a senior at New Hope High School, was named the overall outstanding senior and recipient of a ...



Chamber of Commerce holds Education Luncheon  The Commercial Dispatch

More than 40 students from public and private schools in the Golden Triangle were recognized for Friday academic achievements at the Columbus-Lowndes ...



New Hope senior, Ole Miss signee arrested for stealing guns  The Commercial Dispatch

The contents of this article have been modified since its original posting. A New Hope High School senior and Ole Miss football signee is in Lowndes County ...



Making the choice to stay sober: Alternative school students get lesson on effects of addiction  The Commercial Dispatch

Fifteen-year-old Destanne Barker's vision was blurry. She had been instructed to throw a ball into a basket only a few feet away, but there appeared to be three ...



Complaint filed over Lowndes Co. school sports  The Commercial Dispatch

Parents of a New Hope High School student-athlete have filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights alleging the Lowndes County School District is not ...



New Hope's Harcrow will get shot at Mississippi Delta C.C.  The Commercial Dispatch

Koby Harcrow has made it a habit to push through highs and lows. When you're not the biggest, fastest, or strongest player on the field, it sometimes can be ...



New Hope's future in baseball uncertain  The Commercial Dispatch

The blank Web page might be an omen for the New Hope High School baseball program. At 3 p.m. Saturday, the www.newhopebaseball.com page on the New ...



New Hope loses to Oxford in region opener  The Commercial Dispatch

New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd has spent a lot of quality time with his players coaching third base this season. Boyd would like to see more of ...



Student's statutory rape charges dismissed  The Commercial Dispatch

On March 26, Javonte Ellis, a senior at New Hope High School, was arrested at his school's campus by investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's ...



Pickle hopes New Hope can re-focus for Oxford  The Commercial Dispatch

Kris Pickle isn't sure how his team will react tonight. Ordinarily, any New Hope High School team would be sky high and eagerly anticipating a game against ...



Lowndes school construction projects stay on pace  The Commercial Dispatch

Neil Waggoner of JBHM Architects updated the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees Friday on the district's various bond projects. Dirt work and ...



New Hope boys respond to defensive call  The Commercial Dispatch

New Hope High School boys basketball coach Drew McBrayer spent a little more than three minutes with his team in the locker room at halftime. After building a ...



Errors, missed opportunities cost New Hope in loss to Oxford  The Commercial Dispatch

New Hope High School Lee Boyd would have loved to have said something more profound Saturday night following a season-ending 11-5 loss to Oxford in ...



Church hosts a special night for area teens and adults  The Commercial Dispatch

For some it was the first foray into fine ladies' frippery, the first time to dab perfume on earlobes, string pearls around necks, slip satin shoes upon feet. For others ...



Local archives seeks school yearbooks  The Commercial Dispatch

The Billups-Garth Archives at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is asking for help from the community in filling existing gaps of yearbooks or annuals from ...



Lowndes Co. Alternative School takes students others won't  The Commercial Dispatch

The Lowndes County School District board of trustees was given a presentation on the districts Alternative School at Friday's regularly scheduled board meeting.



ELL bridges gaps in language, culture  The Commercial Dispatch

It's Wednesday morning and two brothers are facing off in a friendly competition at New Hope High School. Lucio Martinez, 18, towers over his 8-year-old brother ...



LCSO Chief Deputy: Arrests made in school bomb threats  The Commercial Dispatch

The contents of this article have been modified since its original posting. According to Lowndes County Sheriff''s Office Chief Deputy Greg Wright, three juveniles ...



New Hope softball eliminates Columbus in playoffs  The Commercial Dispatch

"But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, ...



New Hope looks to go to 3-0  The Commercial Dispatch

Kris Pickle sees the difference in Thomas Stevens after one season. A year ago, Pickle watched Stevens go through the growing pains most quarterbacks have ...



New Hope, Oxford meet for North State Class 4A baseball title  The Commercial Dispatch

New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd calls it "a fitting ending." New Hope and Oxford have played eight seasons as baseball rivals. The meetings ...



New Hope baseball advances with second 1-0 win over Lewisburg  The Commercial Dispatch

By DAVID MILLER. Special to The Dispatch. Peyton Buckner was disgruntled and felt "unwanted." Hard to imagine the top returning pitcher from New Hope's ...



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